Nursing - Oncology Staff Nurse - Ward 19, Paediatrics

  • Department Ward 19- Paediatric
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/06/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-OSN-812
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week (Both full and part time hours considered)

Job overview

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Children's Oncology Nurse to join our team in our Oncology Unit within the Paediatric Ward at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

The Children’s Oncology & Haematology Centre is a dedicated suite for children receiving oncology or haematology treatment.  It provides a modern, family-friendly and safe environment for children to receive their chemotherapy and care.  The unit has shared care with Birmingham Children's Hospital. 

We are looking for dynamic, inspired and enthusiastic oncology nurse who has a passion to care. 

The role is primarily to work in the oncology/haemology unit but it would also include working on the general paediatric ward when required.

We work closely with our Emergency Department and we look after acutely ill children.  We have an 8 bedded Children's Assessments Unit within which our staff are able to develop skills in triage and PGD.  On our ward we provide advanced care to children requiring interventions such as tracheostomy care, CPAP or high flow oxygen.  

We also have an experienced team of specialist nurses in Gastroenterology, Respiratory, and Epilepsy who support our patients and learning needs of our team.  At The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital we have a Children's Out Patient facility along with a Medical day unit. 


Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for assessing individual patient care needs and developing, implementation and evaluating plans of care for a group of patients in accordance with agreed policies and professional guidelines.
  • The post is primarily to work with in the Oncology /haematology unit based with the Children unit, but the individual would be expected to work on the general Paediatric ward as and when required to meet the service needs.


Working for our organisation

Along side the Oncology and Haematology unit, we also provide care for 33 in-patients in our purpose built facility at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.   We care for children from ages 0-16 years, and you can be also gain experience in caring for children with medical, surgical, orthopaedic, complex needs, CAMHS respiratory and metabolic conditions.

Children's Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is an exciting place to be.   We strongly believe that our staff are the key to achieving our goals; empowering our staff to generate their ideas and investing in them to make change happen.  We continually look to improve our services and keep our children and families at the heart of everything we do.  If this sounds like you, please get in touch today.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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